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2008 Kia Spectra

2008 Ford Focus

  2008 Kia Spectra 4-door Sedan Auto EX Open Doors 2008 Ford Focus 4-door Sedan SE Angular Rear Exterior View
MSRP
$12,895
$14,395
Invoice $12,345 $13,569
MPG
City/Highway
23/32 24/35
Rating
6.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2008 Kia Spectra is still a lot of car for the money, but with it’s a bit outclassed by a host of more refined and updated small-car models. Read Full Review The 2008 Ford Focus isn’t all new, but it is an improvement, and a solid choice if you’re looking for a roomy car that handles well with a base price that starts around $15,000. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Impressive interior space
  • Smooth, settled ride
  • Responsive steering and handling in SX models

Dislikes:

  • Dull interior design and subpar materials
  • Disappointing fuel economy
  • Engine noise when revving or accelerating hard
  • Anti-lock brakes aren’t offered on much of the lineup

Likes:

  • Improved overall refinement
  • Improved interior design
  • Quiet ride
  • Available SYNC with voice commands

Dislikes:

  • New body lacks style
  • Less sporty suspension
  • No dedicated performance models
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